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quote by Robert Frost: Far in the pillared dark Thrush music went- Almost like a call to come in To the dark and lament. But no, I was out for stars: I would not come in. I meant not even if asked, And I hadn't been. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Far in the pillared dark Thrush music went- Almost like a call to come in To the dark and lament. But no, I was out for stars: I would not come in. I meant not even if asked, And I hadn't been.

--Robert Frost

quote by Robert Frost: Lovers, forget your love And list to the love of these She a window flower And he a winter breeze. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Lovers, forget your love And list to the love of these She a window flower And he a winter breeze.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: I shall set forth for somewhere, I shall make the reckless choice Some say when they are in voice And tossing so as to scare The white clouds over them on, I shall have less to say, But I shall be no… with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

I shall set forth for somewhere, I shall make the reckless choice Some say when they are in voice And tossing so as to scare The white clouds over them on, I shall have less to say, But I shall be none.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: Live and let live, believe and let believe.
'Twas said the lesser gods were only traits
Of the one awful God. Just so the saints
Are God's white light refracted into colors. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Live and let live, believe and let believe.
'Twas said the lesser gods were only traits
Of the one awful God. Just so the saints
Are God's white light refracted into colors.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: You have freedom when you're easy in your harness. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

You have freedom when you're easy in your harness.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: The footpath down to the well is healed. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

The footpath down to the well is healed.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet When far away an interrupted cry Came over houses from another street, But not to call me back or say good-bye. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet When far away an interrupted cry Came over houses from another street, But not to call me back or say good-bye.

--Robert Frost


quote by Robert Frost: Courage is the human virtue that counts most-courage to act on limited knowledge and insufficient evidence. That's all any of us have. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Courage is the human virtue that counts most-courage to act on limited knowledge and insufficient evidence. That's all any of us have.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: Something there is that doesn't love a wall, and wants it down. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Something there is that doesn't love a wall, and wants it down.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: New is a word for fools in towns who think
Style upon style in dress and thought at last
Must get somewhere. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

New is a word for fools in towns who think
Style upon style in dress and thought at last
Must get somewhere.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: What makes a nation in the beginning is a good piece of geography. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

What makes a nation in the beginning is a good piece of geography.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: Nature's never quite
Sure she hasn't erred
In her vague design. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Nature's never quite
Sure she hasn't erred
In her vague design.

--Robert Frost

quote by Robert Frost: The rose is a rose,
And was always a rose.
But the theory now goes
That the apple's a rose,
And the pear is, and so's
The plum, I suppose.
The dear only knows
What will next prove a rose.
You, of cou… with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

The rose is a rose,
And was always a rose.
But the theory now goes
That the apple's a rose,
And the pear is, and so's
The plum, I suppose.
The dear only knows
What will next prove a rose.
You, of course, are a rose -
But were always a rose.

--Robert Frost

quote by Robert Frost: Possessing what we still were unpossessed by, Possessed by what we now no more possessed. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Possessing what we still were unpossessed by, Possessed by what we now no more possessed.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: Life is tons of discipline. Your first discipline is your vocabulary; then your grammar and your punctuation. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Life is tons of discipline. Your first discipline is your vocabulary; then your grammar and your punctuation.

--Robert Frost

Longer Version:

Life is tons of discipline. Your first discipline is your vocabulary; then your grammar and your punctuation Then, in your exuberance and bounding energy you say you're going to add to that. Then you add rhyme and meter. And your delight is in that power.


quote by Robert Frost: It was far in the sameness of the wood;
I was running with joy on the Demon's trail,
Though I knew what I hunted was no true god. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

It was far in the sameness of the wood;
I was running with joy on the Demon's trail,
Though I knew what I hunted was no true god.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: At bottom the world isn't a joke. We only joke about it to avoid an issue with someone, to let someone know that we know he's there with his questions; to disarm him by seeming to have heard and done… with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

At bottom the world isn't a joke. We only joke about it to avoid an issue with someone, to let someone know that we know he's there with his questions; to disarm him by seeming to have heard and done justice to his side of the standing argument.

--Robert Frost


quote by Robert Frost: We disparage reason.
But all the time it's what we're most concerned with.
There's will as motor and there's will as brakes.
Reason is, I suppose, the steering gear. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

We disparage reason.
But all the time it's what we're most concerned with.
There's will as motor and there's will as brakes.
Reason is, I suppose, the steering gear.

--Robert Frost

quote by Robert Frost: Now close the windows and hush all the fields:
If the trees must, let them silently toss. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Now close the windows and hush all the fields:
If the trees must, let them silently toss.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: The difference between a man and his valet: they both smoke the same cigars, but only one pays for them. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

The difference between a man and his valet: they both smoke the same cigars, but only one pays for them.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: God once declared He was true
And then took the veil and withdrew. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

God once declared He was true
And then took the veil and withdrew.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: But not gold in commercial quantities, Just enough gold to make the engagement rings And marriage rings of those who owned the farm. What gold more innocent could one have asked for? with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

But not gold in commercial quantities, Just enough gold to make the engagement rings And marriage rings of those who owned the farm. What gold more innocent could one have asked for?

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: The trees that have it in their pent-up buds 
To darken nature and be summer woods. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

The trees that have it in their pent-up buds
To darken nature and be summer woods.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: Two such as you with such a master speed Cannot be parted nor be swept away. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Two such as you with such a master speed Cannot be parted nor be swept away.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: I'm not a teacher, but an awakener. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

I'm not a teacher, but an awakener.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: It looked as if a night of dark intent was coming, and not only a night, an age. Someone had better be prepared for rage. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

It looked as if a night of dark intent was coming, and not only a night, an age. Someone had better be prepared for rage.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: So was I once myself a swinger of birches.
And so I dream of going back to be. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

So was I once myself a swinger of birches.
And so I dream of going back to be.

--Robert Frost

quote by Robert Frost: Butterflies... flowers that fly and all but sing. with background image: butterfly in light
Background Photo: Jack Chen

Butterflies... flowers that fly and all but sing.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: But yield who will to their separation, 
My object in living is to unite
My avocation and my vocation
As my two eyes make one in sight. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

But yield who will to their separation,
My object in living is to unite
My avocation and my vocation
As my two eyes make one in sight.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: The rain to the wind said,
You push and I'll pelt.'
They so smote the garden bed
That the flowers actually knelt,
And lay lodged -- though not dead.
I know how the flowers felt. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

The rain to the wind said,
You push and I'll pelt.'
They so smote the garden bed
That the flowers actually knelt,
And lay lodged -- though not dead.
I know how the flowers felt.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: Ah, when to the heart of man Was it ever less than a treason To go with the drift of things, To yield with a grace to reason, And bow and accept the end Of a love or a season? with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Ah, when to the heart of man Was it ever less than a treason To go with the drift of things, To yield with a grace to reason, And bow and accept the end Of a love or a season?

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: One of the hardest things in life to accept is a called third strike. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

One of the hardest things in life to accept is a called third strike.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: Nature's first green is gold. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Nature's first green is gold.

--Robert Frost

Longer Version:

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.


quote by Robert Frost: How many things have to happen to you before something occurs to you? with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

How many things have to happen to you before something occurs to you?

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: The rose is a rose, And was always a rose.
But the theory now goes That the apple's a rose. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

The rose is a rose, And was always a rose.
But the theory now goes That the apple's a rose.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: You, of course, are a rose -- But were always a rose. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

You, of course, are a rose -- But were always a rose.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: So when at times the mob is swayed
To carry praise or blame too far,
We may choose something like a star
To stay our minds on and be staid. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

So when at times the mob is swayed
To carry praise or blame too far,
We may choose something like a star
To stay our minds on and be staid.

--Robert Frost

quote by Robert Frost: The beauty of enmity is insecurity; the beauty of friendship is in security. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

The beauty of enmity is insecurity; the beauty of friendship is in security.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: Good fences make good neighbors. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Good fences make good neighbors.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: Writing a poem is discovering. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Writing a poem is discovering.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body -- the wishbone. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body -- the wishbone.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: Dancing is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Dancing is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: Two roads diverged in a wood and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Two roads diverged in a wood and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: No orchard's the worse for the wintriest storm;
But one thing about it, it mustn't get warm.
How often already you've had to be told,
Keep cold, young orchard. Good-bye and keep cold.
Dread fifty abo… with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

No orchard's the worse for the wintriest storm;
But one thing about it, it mustn't get warm.
How often already you've had to be told,
Keep cold, young orchard. Good-bye and keep cold.
Dread fifty above more than fifty below.
I have to be gone for a season or so.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: What is this?
This life?
Our sitting here by lanternlight together
Amid the wreckage of a former home?
You won't deny the lantern isn't new.
The stove is not, and you are not to me,
Nor I to you. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

What is this?
This life?
Our sitting here by lanternlight together
Amid the wreckage of a former home?
You won't deny the lantern isn't new.
The stove is not, and you are not to me,
Nor I to you.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: They are that that talks of going
But never gets away. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

They are that that talks of going
But never gets away.

--Robert Frost

quote by Robert Frost: I shall be telling this with a sigh	
Somewhere ages and ages hence:	
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--	
I took the one less traveled by,	
And that has made all the difference. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: We ran as if to meet the moon. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

We ran as if to meet the moon.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: 'Warm in December, cold in June, you say?' 

I don't suppose the water's changed at all. 

You and I know enough to know it's warm 

Compared with cold, and cold compared with warm. 

But all the… with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

'Warm in December, cold in June, you say?'

I don't suppose the water's changed at all.

You and I know enough to know it's warm

Compared with cold, and cold compared with warm.

But all the fun's in how you say a thing.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: The Vermont mountains stretch extended straight; New Hampshire mountains curl up in a coil. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

The Vermont mountains stretch extended straight; New Hampshire mountains curl up in a coil.

--Robert Frost

quote by Robert Frost: Nobody was ever meant to remember or invent what he did with every cent. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Nobody was ever meant to remember or invent what he did with every cent.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: By faithfully working eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

By faithfully working eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father s. He's more particular. The father is always a Republican towards his son, and his mother's always a Democrat. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father s. He's more particular. The father is always a Republican towards his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: Something we were withholding made us weak, until we found it was ourselves. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Something we were withholding made us weak, until we found it was ourselves.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: They cannot scare me with their empty spaces
Between stars--on stars where no human race is.
I have it in me so much nearer home
To scare myself with my own desert places. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

They cannot scare me with their empty spaces
Between stars--on stars where no human race is.
I have it in me so much nearer home
To scare myself with my own desert places.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: Out alone in the winter rain,   Intent on giving and taking pain. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Out alone in the winter rain, Intent on giving and taking pain.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: I am not a teacher, but an awakener. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

I am not a teacher, but an awakener.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: The sun was warm but the wind was chill   You know how it is with an April day. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

The sun was warm but the wind was chill You know how it is with an April day.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: The chief reason for going to school is to get the impression fixed for life that there is a book for everything. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

The chief reason for going to school is to get the impression fixed for life that there is a book for everything.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: Freedom lies in bold action. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Freedom lies in bold action.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: The only way out is through. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

The only way out is through.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: Let him that is without stone among you cast the first thing he can lay his hands on. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Let him that is without stone among you cast the first thing he can lay his hands on.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover's quarrel with the world. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover's quarrel with the world.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: College is a refuge from hasty judgment. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

College is a refuge from hasty judgment.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice.

--Robert Frost

Longer Version:

Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire, I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice.


quote by Robert Frost: Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: The middle of the road is where the white line is -- and that's the worst place to drive. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

The middle of the road is where the white line is -- and that's the worst place to drive.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: I always entertain great hopes. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

I always entertain great hopes.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: If one by one we counted people out For the least sin, it wouldn't take us long To get so we had no one left to live with. For to be social is to be forgiving. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

If one by one we counted people out For the least sin, it wouldn't take us long To get so we had no one left to live with. For to be social is to be forgiving.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: The only certain freedom's in departure. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

The only certain freedom's in departure.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: Style is that which indicates how the writer takes himself and what he is saying. It is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Style is that which indicates how the writer takes himself and what he is saying. It is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: Education doesn't change life much. It just lifts trouble to a higher plane of regard. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Education doesn't change life much. It just lifts trouble to a higher plane of regard.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: Humor is the most engaging cowardice. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Humor is the most engaging cowardice.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert Frost: Poetry is what gets lost in translation. with background image: photo of author Robert Frost with quote

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

--Robert Frost

Longer Version:

Poetry is what is lost in translation. It is also what is lost in interpretation.


quote by Robert Frost: No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader. with background image: person wearing orange and gray Nike shoes walking on gray concrete stairs
Background Photo: Bruno Nascimento

No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.

--Robert Frost

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